How to Respond When Your Child Says, "I'm Bored!"

Today's kids are used to being entertained by TV, video games, and computers. Many of them struggle to tolerate waiting in line at the grocery store or sitting quietly while adults hold a conversation. They grow bored fast and they're not shy about ...

May 14

Categories: Child Development

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Researchers find differences in the brains and behavior of girls and ...

New research conducted by the UC Davis MIND Institute on a large cohort of preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder has found differences in the underlying biology of their brains, and in their behavior, that may help explain how the condition ...

May 14

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development

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Does having more sex make you less happy?

The suggestion that sex boosts happiness has been made time and time again both in research papers and popular writing on the subject, such as self-help books. Now, a new study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, goes ...

May 13

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It's Not a 'Stream' of Consciousness

IN 1890, the American psychologist William James famously likened our conscious experience to the flow of a stream. "A 'river' or a 'stream' are the metaphors by which it is most naturally described," he wrote. "In talking of it hereafter, let's ...

May 13

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Viewing violent news on social media can cause trauma

Viewing violent news events via social media can cause people to experience symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

May 12

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Daily abuse takes toll on foreign maids in Singapore

What Ami is seeking is not particularly complicated. She would like a boss who doesn't scream at her and a workday that won't stretch to 18 hours long. She would like it if she weren't forced to clean a second house at no extra pay. She would like ...

May 12

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The #1 Skill That Can Help You Have A Great Marriage

What can make a marriage work is surprisingly simple. Happily married couples aren't smarter, richer, or more psychologically as­tute than others. But in their day-to-day lives, they have hit upon a dynamic that keeps their negative thoughts and ...

May 12

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Know someone who has suicidal thoughts?

Contrary to popular belief, most people don’t commit suicide because they hate themselves or because they are cowards. They truly believe that their families will be better without them. For most, suicide is seen as a way out. This does not bode ...

May 11

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Tactophobia

Have you had an abnormal, often unwarranted fear of doing something too fast?

May 11

Categories: Fear

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Nomophobia - Panicking with Unavailability of Mobile Phones

Frustrated and anxious when your phone is out of battery or you can’t seem to find your phone anywhere. This is known as nomophobia, in other words “no mobile phone phobia”.

May 9

Categories: Anxiety, Panic issues, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Do interviewers decide hiring decisions within first 4 minutes?

First impression counts. Is that saying true? Or rather, do interviewers make their hiring decision within the first four minutes of an interview and spend the remaining time looking for information to back up their gut judgement.

May 9

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Secrets are as heavy as a physical weight.

Secrets are as heavy as a physical weight. Secrets could be money troubles, bad habits and quirks and what not.

May 9

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...

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Is it social pressure or human nature that we conform?

We copy other’s action, we copy other’s words, … Is this all in human nature? Solomon Asch propose that we conform to the norm and deny evidence of our own senses.

May 8

Categories: Other, Social Isolation

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Telling a cracking story that does not belong to you

Ever told your friends a joke or a cracking story, but you did not include that these amusing events happened to someone else.

May 8

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Extracting Confessions Ethically in Interrogations

How to get someone to confess their crimes? Coercive, forceful, confrontational methods? This will lead to the detainee shutting down. Studies suggest the facilitation of social influence and cooperation will work better.

May 8

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